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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC
"I dwell with the crushed and the dejected“ (Is 57:15)

- Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month


18-Year Intestine Ailment Healed Miraculously - Guilhermina Viegas, Mumbai, India

I am a Commerce Graduate and a teacher by profession. I attended a retreat at Divine Retreat Centre in 1997 and this is my fourth visit. Since 1980, for eighteen years, I had stomach pain, swelling on my body, and would faint very often. I was hospitalised many times and was under treatment with the best doctors in India, spending lakhs of rupees. The doctors could not diagnose the ailment, as all the reports were normal but my condition remained the same. They assumed that it could be kidney problem or intestinal TB or intestinal cancer. Finally one report in 1997 showed that there was a problem in a ligament between the small and the large intestine which had to be operated. The doctors were not giving any guarantee of total healing. My father was not in favour of this operation. One of his officers spoke to him about Divine Retreat Centre;, so immediately we went and attended our first retreat there in 1997.

I made a good retreat but nothing spectacular happened. There were no visions, no signs, no messages, nor were our names called out. I thought I was the biggest sinner and would have to return empty. After returning to Bombay, there was no complication or pain and I was completely healed. Now it has been eleven and half years since I am enjoying good health. I believe it is the Word of God, "No medicine or ointment cured them. They were restored to health by your word, O Lord, the word which heals all humanity" (Wisdom of Solomon 16:12) that healed me. The doctors were surprised and confirmed that it was indeed a miracle!

Divine Updates

39th National Youth Retreat

Our annual National Youth Retreat will be held at the Divine Retreat Centre. Come and let the word of God refresh you. Simultaneous retreats for couples, children and Bible nursery to be held. Contact Divine Youth for more details.

Date: May 19 - 24, 2019

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby, Sydney

Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2017. For bookings, email Fr Roni George, Director - Hurry, as admission is limited.

Date: January 2018 - December, 2018

Retreats in Divine Retreat Centre, UK

Divine Retreat Centre, Ramsgate UK, has announced several English and Malayalam language retreats to be led by Fr. George Panackal VC and Fr. Joseph Edattu VC. All are welcome.

Dates: Jan - Dec, 2019

POWER 2019 at Divine Retreat Centre

DRC is back with the highlight of the year: the 14th International Youth Conference - POWER 2019. The very best international preachers and gospel bands will be here to lead us into worship. Be there to experience a totally different atmosphere of prayer. A Couples' Retreat and a Kids' Retreat will be held simultaneously. Don't miss it.

Date: July 21 - July 26, 2019

Divine Retreat Schedules


English retreats are held every week from Sunday to Friday. Special retreats are conducted for priests, religious and laity as well. Come and experience the Lord and grow in Him.


Inner healing retreats, growth retreats, couples' retreats and youth retreats in Malayalam, are led by Fr. Joshi Kochukudiattil, Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil and Fr. Binoy Chackanikunnel.


Retreats in Konkani, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu

Every week, retreats are held in five different regional languages of India, apart from in the local language - Malayalam. The retreats are led by Vincentian priests and supported by powerfully anointed laity of God.

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